Books Norwood Teague has enjoyed

Books enjoyed by Norwood Teague’s

Here are a few books I’ve enjoyed and/or benefited from reading myself. I believe you will enjoy them as well:

Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders: The Three Essential Principles You Need To Become an Extraordinary Leader, by Rajeev Peshawria. The best book I have ever read about leading an organization. Incredibly insightful.


Say Nothing, a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland, by Patrick Keefe. Growing up in the 80s, I heard some much about the problems in Northern Ireland. This book does and excellent job covering the many stories and timelines I had only heard about via the nightly news. Well written and worth the read.


Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap….and Other Don’t. by Jim Collins. A true business classic. If you have not read, you have to. Should be the first book college grads read once entering the business world. Some many great lessons.


The Long Gray Line, by Rick Atkinson. Covering the Class of 66′ at West Point, this is a riveting look at Vietnam and the intense toll it took on this group.

Band of Brothers, by Stephen Ambrose. Even if you have seen the HBO Miniseries, take time read the book. Amazing.

1944: The Year That Changed History, by Jay Winik. Terrific read that covers this pivotal year, with much discussion on what we did and did not know about the Holocaust.

The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry, by John Feinstein. For anyone who loves college basketball, especially the ACC, this is a must read by my friend John Feinstein. Its even a bit of a tear jerker, especially at the end.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by JD Vance. This has been on the NYT Best Seller List recently, and I understand why. It features great storytelling, and look at a culture that many of us either come from or have touched throughout our lives.

Soldier From the War Returning; The Greatest Generation’s Troubled Homecoming from WWII, by Thomas Childers. I still do not know how I found this book, but it is phenomenal. For someone who reads a lot of WWII history, and to some sense, someone who glorifies it, this was an eye opener and a must read.


The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters, by Gregory Zuckerman. If you want to learn more about the fracking craze of several years ago, this is a well done synopsis.


Joker One: A Marine Platoons Story of Courage Leadership and Brotherhood, by Donovan Campbell.  A Marine friend of mine recommended this book as he also served in Iraq during the time that Donovan Campbell did. He said it was very realistic. I could not put it down.

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Interesting books

Recently I heard of a few good books I thought I’d share with my followers.

Rather than me rewriting the benefit of reading these books, I grabbed the Google Info panel for these books and pasted below the links included here:

  1. First, Break all the Rules by Marcus Buckingham
  2. The Lean Startup by Eric Reis
  3. The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
  4. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  5. The E-Myth, Why most businesses don’t work and what to do about it by Michael Gerber
  6. Shoe Dog, A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
  7. Purple Cow; Transform your business by being Remarkable by Seth Godin
  8. Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuck
  9. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win By Jock Willinik
  10. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

I think these books could be useful for any business owner or leader to read.

Norwood Teague

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